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Table 1 PCMH Model and Attribute Definitions

From: Associations between the patient-centered medical home and preventive care and healthcare quality for non-elderly adults with mental illness: A surveillance study analysis

PCMH Attribute PCMH Characteristica Allowable Responses
Received comprehensive care USC usually asked about medications and treatments prescribed by other doctors [26, 27, 29] Yes
USC provided care for new health problems [2628] Yes
USC provided preventive healthcare [2628] Yes
USC provided referrals to other health professionals [2628] Yes
USC provided care for ongoing health problems [26, 27] Yes
Participant received comprehensive care [26] Yes to all five questions
Received patient-centered care USC showed respect for the medical, traditional, and alternative treatments with which participant is happy [26] Usually, always
USC asked participant to help decide treatment when there was a choice of treatments [2629] Usually, always
USC presented and explained all healthcare options to participant [26] Yes
Participant received patient-centered care [26] Usually, always, or yes to all three questions
Received accessible care It was not difficult to get to USC’s location Not too difficult, not at all difficult
It was not difficult to contact USC over the phone about a health problem during regular office hours [26, 27, 29] Not too difficult, not at all difficult
USC offered night and weekend office hours [2629] Yes
USC spoke the participant’s preferred language or provided translation services [26] Yes
Participant received accessible care Not too difficult, not at all difficult, or yes to all four questions
Received care consistent with the PCMH Participant had a USC other than an ER that provided comprehensive, patient-centered, and accessible care [26, 28, 29] Allowable responses for all attributes
  1. a Prior research that informed the selection of MEPS variables is cited as appropriate, but there were some coding and other differences between this study and how the cited studies assessed PCMH characteristics. Additional methodological details are available from the authors upon request